Salt Atmosphere Testing

The ability to survive long-term exposure to a salt atmosphere is critical to the long-term viability of electronic components. Salt spray testing, which can detect pinhole gaps in metal plating, is the most common form of corrosion testing.

ORS now offers corrosion testing to MIL-STD-883 method 1009 conditions A, B, C and D. Our new automated salt atmosphere chamber offers precisely controlled temperatures and highly regulated deposition rates to ensure your product receives the exact exposure required.

Salt Atmosphere Testing

Typical salt atmosphere testing is a 24-hour run at 35°C with a specified salt deposition rate of between 20,000 and 50,000 mg/m2/24 hours. Lead preconditioning (bending stress per MIL-STD-883 method 2004 method B1) is available upon request.

  • Test Specification / Standards
  • MIL-STD-883 method 1009 conditions A, B, C, or D
  • MIL-STD-202 method 101
  • ASTM – B117 (planned)

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